Alkaline Trio Guitar Chords

Alkaline Trio

Biography

Since the mid-'90s, punk trio Alkaline Trio have delivered urgent punk blasts with a dark, driving edge that helped them remain commercially viable without sacrificing their raucous spirit. Slowly ascending through the Warped Tour ranks into the early 2000s, they hit the Billboard Top 20 with 2003's mainstream breakthrough Good Mourning. They hit a peak with seventh set This Addiction, which topped the rock, alternative, and indie charts in 2010. Later that decade, after frontman Matt Skiba took a break to join blink-182, Alkaline Trio issued their ninth LP, 2018's Is This Thing Cursed?

Formed by ex-Jerkwater and Traitors drummer Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar), former 88 Fingers Louie percussionist Glenn Porter, and Rob Doran (bass/vocals), Alkaline Trio were brought together in 1997 by heartbreak, angst, and the companionship of drinking. The original lineup issued a short EP, For Your Lungs Only, just prior to Doran's departure in late 1997, and Sundials followed one year later on Johann's Face Records. Slapstick's Dan Andriano climbed aboard to handle bass duties, adding a complementary voice and songwriting style to Skiba's that would soon become the group's signature dynamic. The three then started making a name for themselves in the Midwest with their emotion-fueled, angst-ridden, dark pop-punk. With this lineup firmly in place -- and with Skiba and Porter working as bike messengers to make ends meet -- Alkaline Trio made their full-length debut in 1998 with Goddamnit!, an album whose heartbreak tales and anti-cop rants earned a modest following.

Both Maybe I'll Catch Fire and a self-titled singles collection followed in early 1999. Glenn Porter left the band early the following year and ex-Smoking Popes drummer Mike Felumlee joined in his absence, making Alkaline Trio a three-piece again. Third album From Here to Infirmary arrived on the Vagrant label in spring 2001 and was their first to chart, barely entering the Billboard 200 at number 199. Home to tracks "Private Eye" and "Bloodied Up," Infirmary was followed by a split EP with Hot Water Music, wherein both bands contributed original tracks and covers of each other's songs.

Mainstream breakthrough Good Mourning was released two years later, marking the band's first album with drummer Derek Grant (ex-Suicide Machines, Thoughts of Ionesco). Good Mourning fared well, peaking on the Billboard 200 at number 20 and topping the Independent Albums list. Featuring their first charting single, "We've Had Enough," Good Mourning also scored Alkaline Trio several spots on late-night TV and summer tours. Crimson followed in 2005 and prompted the band to return to the road that summer, both as a headliner and as an opening act for My Chemical Romance.

As their ten-year anniversary approached, Alkaline Trio hit the road in 2006 with a set that emphasized material from their earliest releases, including an entire run-through of the fan favorite Goddamnit! By that fall, they'd also found a new home at V2 Records and began work on their next album, although label restructuring problems in January 2007 led to the band's dismissal from V2 before any material was released. That same month, Vagrant issued a CD/DVD compilation titled Remains, which rounded up B-sides and rarities, and the Trio used their downtime to secure a new home with Epic Records. They also worked on a new album, Agony & Irony, which was released that summer and debuted at number 13, marking Alkaline Trio's highest chart placement to date. Lead single "Help Me" also became their highest-charting song to date, landing at number 14 on the alternative chart. Despite such success, the Trio left Epic's roster one year later and launched their own label, Heart & Skull, which they used for the release of This Addiction in 2010. This Addiction peaked just outside the Top Ten and was notable for reuniting the band with early producer Matt Allison. The following year they released their eighth album, Damnesia, which featured acoustic renditions of some of the band's most beloved songs, as well as a pair of new tracks. In 2013, Alkaline Trio issued their eighth album, My Shame Is True, featuring production from the Descendents' Bill Stevenson.

In 2015, Skiba took a break from the band and joined blink-182 for the recording and promotion of their seventh album, California. He returned to Alkaline Trio at the end of 2017, opening a pair of pre-New Year's gigs with the Misfits. A concert video and LP box set, Past Live, arrived in early 2018, just a month before Skiba had throat surgery that kept him sidelined until the summer. Despite the setback, they recorded another album and embarked on a tour in August. Their ninth effort, Is This Thing Cursed?, arrived that same month. ~ Mike DaRonco & Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi
Genres: chicago punk, emo, melodic hardcore, modern rock, pop punk, punk, skate punk

Guitar Chords:

100 Stories
All On Black
Another Innocent Girl
Another Innocent Girl (ver. 2)
Armageddon
Armageddon (ver. 2)
As You Were
Balanced On A Shelf
Balanced On A Shelf (ver. 2)
Blackbird
Blackbird (ver. 2)
Bleeder
Bloodied Up
Blue Carolina
Blue Carolina (ver. 2)
Blue In The Face
Blue In The Face (ver. 2)
Blue In The Face (ver. 3)
Broken Wing
Broken Wing (ver. 2)
Broken Wing (ver. 3)
Burn
Burned Is The House
Calling All Skeletons
Clavicle
Continental
Cooking Wine
Cop
Crawl
Crawl (ver. 2)
Cringe
Dead And Broken
Dead On The Floor
Dethbed
Dine Dine My Darling
Dine Dine My Darling (ver. 2)
Donner Party All Night Long
Do You Wanna Know
Do You Wanna Know (ver. 2)
Do You Wanna Know (ver. 3)
Draculina
Eating Me Alive
Emma
Emma (ver. 2)
Enjoy Your Day
Enjoy Your Day (ver. 2)
Every Thug Needs A Lady
Every Thug Needs A Lady Live Acoustic
Fall Victim
Fatally Yours
Fine
Fine (ver. 2)
Fuck You Aurora
Fuck You Aurora (ver. 2)
Fuck You Aurora (ver. 3)
Hell Yes
Hell Yes (ver. 2)
Help Me
Help Me (ver. 2)
I Found Away
If We Never Go Inside
If You Had A Bad Time
Im Dying Tomorrow
Im Dying Tomorrow (ver. 2)
Im Dying Tomorrow (ver. 3)
Im Only Here To Disappoint
Into The Night
Into The Night (ver. 2)
Into The Night (ver. 3)
In Vein
In Your Wake
I Pessimist
I Remember A Rooftop
I Remember A Rooftop (ver. 2)
I Wanna Be A Warhol
I Wanna Be A Warhol (ver. 2)
I Wanna Be A Warhol (ver. 3)
I Was A Prayer
Jaked On Green Beers
Jaked On Green Beers (ver. 2)
Kick Rocks
Kiss You To Death
Lead Poisoning
Lead Poisoning (ver. 2)
Live Young Die Fast
Lost And Rendered
Love Love Kiss Kiss
Maybe Ill Catch Fire
Maybe Ill Catch Fire (ver. 2)
Maybe Ill Catch Fire (ver. 3)
Mercy Me
Mercy Me (ver. 2)
Message From Kathlene
Midnight Blue
Movin Right Along
Mr Chainsaw
Mr Chainsaw (ver. 2)
Mr Chainsaw (ver. 3)
My Friend Peter
My Standard Break From Life
Nose Over Tail
Off The Map
Olde English 800
Olde English 800 (ver. 2)
Old School Reasons
One Hundred Stories
One Last Dance
Only Love
Only Love (ver. 2)
Only Love (ver. 3)
Over And Out
Over And Out (ver. 2)
Over And Out (ver. 3)
Piss And Vinegar
Pocket Knife
Pocket Knife (ver. 2)
Poison
Private Eye
Private Eye (ver. 2)
Private Eye (ver. 3)
Queen Of Pain
Radio
Rooftops
Ruin It
Sadie
Sadie (ver. 2)
San Francisco
San Francisco (ver. 2)
Settle For Satin
She Lied To The Fbi
She Lied To The Fbi (ver. 2)
She Took Him To The Lake
She Took Him To The Lake (ver. 2)
She Took Him To The Lake (ver. 3)
Snake Oil Tanker
Song For Julie
Sorry About That
Sorry About That (ver. 2)
Steamer Trunk
Straight From The Jacket
Stupid Kid
Stupid Kid (ver. 2)
Sun Burns
Sun Burns (ver. 2)
Take Lots With Alcohol
The American Scream
The Temptation Of St Anthony
The Torture Doctor
This Addiction
This Could Be Love
This Could Be Love (ver. 2)
Time To Waste
Trucks And Trains
Until Death Do Us Part
Wake Up Exhausted
Warbrain
Warbrain (ver. 2)
Wash Away
Weve Had Enough
While Youre Waiting
Young Lover
Youre Dead
Your Neck